Thursday, September 15, 2022

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)


The best goalkeeper Waterford has ever produced. Four stunning saves on county final Sunday including that first half penalty stop from Austin Gleeson.

2. Ian Kenny (Ballygunner)

Constantly out in front of his marker. Dealt with Jamie Gleeson and Alan Kirwan. A man of the match contender.

3. PJ Fanning (Mount Sion)

Man marked Dessie Hutchinson just like last year. Held him to two points and stopped a Patrick Fitzgerald shot on the line.

4. Mikey Daykin (Mount Sion)
Defended ferociously against Patrick Fitzgerald and kept the underage star scoreless.

5. Tom Gallagher (Ballygunner)

His last gasp goal forced extra time in the intermediate decider. Stuck tight to Stephen Bennett all night.

6. Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner)
Stood up to Austin Gleeson in his 20th county final appearance.

7. Eoin O’Brien (Ballygunner)
Three points from the attack minded defender inspired the Ballygunner intermediates to victory.

8. Stephen Roche (Mount Sion)
Won four first half frees. Carried ball at the Ballygunner defence all afternoon.

9. Joe Booth (Colligan)

A point in each half and helped the defensive effort when Colligan came under pressure.

10. Mikey Mahony (Ballygunner)
Ran at the Sion defence, assisted the goal for older brother Pauric, scored a point and won a free. A productive afternoon on the left wing.

11. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
Kept his composure to find the back of the net and worked hard out of possession. 1-4 for the day and 2-40 for the season.

12. Peter Hogan (Ballygunner)

Showed a tremendous turn of foot to burn the Sion defence and finish to the top corner. Postage stamp stuff. His best game of the campaign.

13. Colin Dunford (Colligan)

Struck two points from play and set up goals for Gavin Whelan and Ross Brown.

14. Jake Foley (Ballygunner)

1-8 from play in the intermediate showpiece for the Waterford Under 20 attacker. His top corner strike at the start of the second half was unstoppable.

15. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
2-13 (2-4 from play) for the 2020 All Star. He has scored a staggering 9-55 in six intermediate games this season.

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